R is a powerful open source environment for statistics. RStudio is an integrated development environment that facilitates the use of R by students and instructors. A server is available for members of the Amherst community at r.amherst.edu The following resources are intended to help those getting started with these systems.
By mapping drives (Windows) or mounting volumes (Mac), you can access Amherst network storage shares and manipulate files as if they were stored on your own computer. For many purposes, mapped network drives or mounted volumes provide a simpler way to manage files than using SFTP or SSH and Unix commands.